The Said Mantics w/ Fuel On Fire
About the Event
LINCOLN'S OWN, THE SAID MANTICS HIT THE STAGE WITH FUEL ON FIRE.
AN EVENING WITH THE SAID MANTICS AND FUEL ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10 AT 8PM
Lincoln's own up and coming groups, The Said Mantics, are heading east bound on I-80 to headline their first show at the Side Room Lounge w/ Fuel On Fire. Tickets on sale Friday, March 16 at 10AM. Get your tickets online or at the box office.
The Said Mantics just dropped their first EP and signed with Tremulant Records in 2017. This four piece rock band consists of Will McGuire at Guitar/Vocals, Grady McGuire at Guitar/Vocals, Charley Morris at Bass and Nick Johnson at Drums.
When Fuel on Fire completed work on their Think EP they hit the road for a string of homecoming dates in Key West, where they spent the past five years in residency before moving to Nashville.
While they were in the Keys they shot a live cover video of Coldplay’s Houston #1 and used the song to raise funds for hurricane Harvey relief at their shows. They were getting ready to head back to Tennessee to promote the release of the new project and prepare a tour behind it when news of another hurricane, Irma, began to break. This time the storm was projected to hit home, literally, and threatened the community where the parents of Fuel on Fire members Ben, Edward, Joe, and Kurt Doerfel live. They boarded up their folks’ place and helped them evacuate to elude the storm.
Since they were kids born in Buffalo, New York, this band of brothers has defied the ordinary. They’re five siblings of a ten-kid family. They all started playing music in the family bluegrass band before they had hair in their armpits, roaming the country at fairs, festivals, and any other stage they could make a living on.
As they came of age, their taste in music morphed from Bill Monroe to Switchfoot, U2, and the aforementioned Coldplay, and their sharp-as-knives musicianship gave them the tools to bring the music in their heads to life. In Key West, they developed a reputation as a must-see in the southernmost.
Their love for making music is perhaps matched only by their love for hockey. As fans, they love the Nashville Predators (and nostalgically the Buffalo Sabres). As players, they’re ready to take on all comers. The fact that they’re all sporting their original teeth stands as testament to their prowess on the ice.
Before moving to Nashville permanently, Ben and Edward, who share lead vocal duties and are guitarist and keyboard/mandolin player of the band respectively, spent a year making monthly trips to write with some of the best songwriter/producers in town. The result is the Think EP, a self-produced project featuring songs Ben and Edward co-wrote with the likes of Zac Maloy (Daughtry, Plain White T’s, Carrie Underwood), Brock Berryhill (Twenty One Pilots, Halestorm), and Terry Sawchuk (Alanis Morrisette, Smash Mouth).
From the writing and recording of the project to the artwork and videos, Fuel on Fire is a band of DIY guys with a bright future. As their name suggests, the release of the Think EP is bound to help this emerging band’s flame burn brighter.
For more information about Fuel on Fire visit www.FuelOnFire.com